Student Worker Position

Student Worker Position - Work Study Available

Get paid for your technical theatre skills!

The Technical Theatre Assistant for the 2022-2023 academic year will work on our theatrical productions, in our scene shop, with our physical inventory and digital inventory database, and in our office. Typical duties include building, painting, maintaining, transporting and installing scenery, costumes and lighting equipment. Some experience in these areas is necessary as is the aptitude to learn new areas.

Typical work week will be 4 hours. During productions or closer to deadlines the weekly workload could increase to up to 20 hours.
The in-person, on-site schedule for this position requires weekly availability for 2 to 4 hour shifts between 10 am and 4 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays, or between 10 am and 3 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. During technical rehearsal and performance weeks evening and weekend work may be available.

This position requires physical work, including but not limited to: walking, carrying, lifting, bending, crouching, reaching, use of tools. This position requires computer work, including but not limited to database maintenance, email communication, printing, scanning, and copying. This position requires clear written and verbal communication in English. Workers must adhere to all shop and theatre safety guidelines along with compliance with all campus Covid safety requirements.

Required Qualifications:
- Knowledge of technical theatre and production
- Aptitude to learn new production techniques
- Cooperative, solution-focused attitude
- The capability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
Preferred Qualifications:
- The ability to read construction drawings and build accordingly
- Painting skills and the ability to match styles
- Previous experience with the UPenn Theatre Arts Program
- Understanding of basic CAD

Please send resume and cover letter to


Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

Hourly - Hourly Plan, 12.00 USD Hourly

Student Employment Overview

The University of Pennsylvania offers a range of options for student employment, including work-study and part-time jobs in university schools and centers. Student employment including work-study assignments can complement your university experience in a number of ways:

  • Enhance course of study
  • Contribute to career objectives 
  • Offset personal expenses 
  • Improve time management skills 
  • Provide resume building experience 
  • Establish professional reference(s) for future employment

It is the student's responsibility to conduct a job search, apply for jobs, interview, and accept employment offers. When scheduling work hours the student must remember that their number one priority is academic achievement.


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